And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.…
A gentleman, in passing a coal mine in Pennsylvania, saw a field full of mules. In answer to his inquiry a boy told him: "These are the mules that work all the week down in the mine; but on Sunday they have to come up to the light, or else in a little while they go blind." So with men. Keep them delving and digging in dust and darkness seven days in a week, and all the days of the fifty-two weeks in a year, and how long can they be expected to have any discernment for Divine things? The eyes of their understandings are necessarily bedimmed.
Parallel VersesKJV: And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.